On Tue, 23 Feb 2010 00:18:28 +0100 Jan de Groot email@example.com wrote:
On Mon, 2010-02-22 at 23:21 +0100, Tobias Powalowski wrote:
Just poked around with grub2 and kvm, you really need the extra space, else it will fail to install. creating partitions with cfdisk will also leave this space.
With nowadays RAID and SSD stuff you want to align your partitions on stripe or blocksizes anyways. Some newer harddisks come with 4Kbyte sectors and have a mapping to 512byte sectors so old OS'es can work with it. You really want to align such devices, as performance is terrible without it.
Err... I'm a bit lost. But anyway, you agree we need the -D flag? I'm not really into these alignment things, but if you guys say I should apply it, then I'll do it.